Mercy Place Northcliffe is located in Edithvale in the heart of Melbourne’s bayside community. Our warm, friendly home focuses on active living and keeping you connected to the people, places and hobbies you love. We offer a broad range of activities, and being just a short stroll from local shops and stunning beaches, life can be as social or restful as you please.
Our team is dedicated to nurturing the individual and supporting your independence. You’ll enjoy entertaining family and friends in our inviting courtyard, sharing a meal in our airy dining room or catching up on a good book in one of our cosy reading nooks. With an onsite hairdresser and a range of services available at your fingertips, Mercy Place Northcliffe provides a comfortable, relaxed lifestyle.
- Southern Cross Care (Vic) joined Mercy Health in July 2017. Our highly qualified and compassionate care teams support you to live life well, the way you choose.
Book your tour of Mercy Place Northcliffe
Arrange to visit for a cup of tea and a tour, and get to know the friendly faces at Mercy Place Northcliffe! You'll meet our Resident Liaison Officer to explore our home and the surrounding area, and find out more about moving in. Just fill out the form and we’ll be in touch.
Ageing in place
Our homes offer you the security and comfort of ‘ageing in place’. Regardless of your care needs now, or how they may develop in the future, you can continue to live at our home and access the care you need while maintaining your quality of life.
Allied health describes the range of health professionals involved in your care who are not doctors, dentists or nurses. Allied health includes services such as podiatry, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech therapy and dietary advice.
Audiology involves treatments to improve communication and participation for people with hearing loss, to promote a fuller and more enjoyable life. It can also help with conditions affecting balance.
Bookable club rooms
Retirement Living residents can enjoy private access to our rooftop club room.
As part of our comprehensive approach to your health and wellbeing, we can arrange dental services for both emergency and non-emergency dental issues.
Our nutritionally balanced menu is developed under the guidance of a dietitian and changes seasonally. All meals are cooked fresh daily and we are happy to accommodate special dietary needs for religious, cultural, ethical or medical reasons.
Eye health and ophthalmology
Access ophthalmology services to treat eye and vision-related conditions or disorders.
Hair and beauty salon
A hairdresser regularly visits our salon to keep you looking and feeling your best.
Enjoy access to our home’s comprehensive library of books, reading materials and games.
Leisure and lifestyle activities
Wherever possible, our lifestyle therapy team supports you to pursue your interests and actively participate in life. We invite you to enjoy a range of social, cultural and physical activities and to suggest any we do not currently offer. Please note, some activities may incur a charge.
We offer a range of professional services to ease pain, improve quality of life and reduce symptoms and discomfort associated with ongoing illnesses or disorders.
Pastoral Care Associates can offer you and your loved ones spiritual and emotional support. We can also coordinate prayer groups or church services, including regular Mass, sacramental care and denominational services.
For those nearing the end of life, our palliative care team works with family and friends to offer physical, spiritual, emotional and social support.
Pet therapy is known to inspire greater physical, cognitive and emotional wellbeing. On-site and visiting pets are a vital element of our home environment. If you’re considering a move to our home, contact the Service Manager to discuss bringing your pet with you.
Physiotherapists help people move more easily and improve their physical ability. You may undertake physiotherapy as part of a high-care plan or rehabilitation program. If you’re generally well and would like access to physiotherapy services, or if you have higher needs and require extra support, you can arrange for your preferred therapists to visit on a fee-for-service basis.
We can provide support to your family and other primary carers who need additional assistance, or who simply need a break and time to themselves. Our home offers respite care in the form of short-term accommodation for your family members or primary carers.
Chaplains visit our home, and are available on-call for pastoral ministry and specific religious rituals. We can also arrange pastoral care from a religious representative from your own faith for your convenience.
Podiatry services are available for medical conditions affecting the foot, ankle and leg. Our local allied health therapists can provide podiatry in the home as part of a high care plan. If you’re generally well and would like these services, or have higher care needs and seek extra allied health support, you can arrange for your preferred therapists to visit on a fee-for-service basis.
Our home offers speech pathology services to assess, diagnose and treat communication or swallowing disorders. Our local allied health therapists can provide speech pathology services in-home as you require, or as part of a high-care plan. If you’re generally well and would like speech pathology, or have higher care needs and seek extra allied health support, you can arrange for your preferred therapists to visit on a fee-for-service basis.
Our home benefits from many skilled volunteers. Whether it be driving a bus, sharing gardening skills, reading a book or newspaper to one of our residents, playing cards, or just having a chat, volunteers bring a spark into our home with infectious enthusiasm. If you would like to contribute to our home as a volunteer, please get in touch. As with everyone who works within our homes, volunteers are required to complete a police check and attend a Mercy Health induction.
Our beautifully designed rooms all have private ensuites and comfortable furniture and fittings including electric height-adjustable beds, bedside tables, heating, air conditioning and built-in wardrobes. Each room is also fitted with a 24/7 nurse call system, giving you and your family peace of mind. Add a touch of luxury by choosing a room with views to the garden.
We pride ourselves on the variety of nutritious food we offer. Our frequently rotating menu is designed in consultation with a dietitian and food is prepared fresh daily in our on-site kitchen. We can cater for all dietary requirements, cultural preferences and tastes. You can dine in the tranquility of your own room or in our inviting dining room. Our buffet breakfast is served from 7.15–9.50am, satisfying those who like to eat early as well as those who prefer a sleep in.
Our buffet breakfast offers residents the choice of porridge, cereal, juice, fruit, bread and condiments,or a cooked breakfast with eggs and bacon.
Lunch might include options such as chicken provencale; lasagna with coleslaw and wedges; roast beef; lamb chops; tempura fish or poached smoked cod; barbecued meat; chicken and mango salsa; roast turkey; or cottage pie. For a lighter lunch, enjoy a choice of sandwiches. On Sundays, enjoy our special Sunday roast beef, lamb or pork with crackling and apple sauce.
Dessert might include a choice of pavlova with berries; apple crumble with ice cream; creme caramel and cream; bread and butter pudding with ice cream; apple sponge; passionfruit panna cotta; lemon delicious pudding; apple strudel with cream; or trifle and cream.
Your evening meal might include options such as fettuccine carbonara; fish bites with salad; shepherds pie; salmon patties; chicken kiev with salad; spaghetti bolognese; or chicken tenders with plum sauce. We offer a range of soups including creamy chicken; leek and potato; pumpkin and carrot; creamy cauliflower; pea and ham; and minestrone. Dinner is also served with a salad bar and dessert, which ranges from fruit salad to creme brulee and the ever-popular chocolate mousse.
- spacious central dining and lounge room
- laundry services
- courtyard with sunshade
- smart TVs
- reflection room
- games room
- hairdressing salon
Lifestyle and Community
We offer an array of lifestyle activities to help you stay active and engaged. Activities include word games, exercise, reflection groups, morning walks, scrabble, bingo, arts and crafts, singalongs, carpet bowls, mystery trips, tai chi and even live entertainment — there is always something happening at Mercy Place Northcliffe. We also encourage you to pursue your own passions and interests beyond our planned activities to ensure you keep doing the things you love. Located close to neighbourhood shops and beaches, you have access to a range of activities in the local area. Life is never boring at Mercy Place Northcliffe.
In the area
- Edithvale Beach
- 700m — Edithvale Railway Station
- 700m — Edithvale shopping centre (local shops)
- 11km — Westfield Southland Shopping Centre
- 1.2km — Chelsea RSL
- 1.9km — Edithvale Senior Citizen Club
- 1.1km — Chelsea Hub – a day place offering activities
- 1.3km — Chelsea Library
- 7.4km — Don Tatnell Leisure Centre
- 4.7km — Craft and Co Brewery and Winery Bangholme
- 6.7km — Shirley Burke Theatre – Kingston Arts
Enjoy the following activities at your home:
- exercises (group walks, active games with our Diversional Therapist)
- bus outings (mystery trips, shopping, morning tea, lunch )
- arts and craft (painting)
- concerts and entertainers
- word quizzes and games
- armchair travel
- church services
- carpet bowls
- ten pin bowling
- activities with Bunnings Staff (assist with gardening, painting, arts and craft)
- video presentations on interesting facts (YouTube, DVDs)
- Reflection Group (different topics)
- Hey Dee Ho (mums and bubs visits) singing and dancing
- community visits from local school ( play games, singing,dancing, show and tell)
- in-home visits from the National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum
- celebrations and special events (Christmas in July, Easter, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Anzac Day, Melbourne Cup, cultural day, Biggest Morning Tea etc.)
- listening to music
- person-centered care (1:1 visits, games)
- chat club
- visiting library
- volunteer person-centered care (shopping)
- home kiosk open twice per week
- Community Bayside Volunteers (person-centered care)
- pet therapy
- individual birthday presentation (photo documentary of their memories at Mercy Place Northcliffe on USB)
- household chores (napkin folding, assisting with dining room set-up for buffet breakfast, tidying kitchenette).
Edithvale Railway Station is located 700m from our home, offering regular transport to and from Melbourne CBD.
Buses regularly service the bus stop to Station Street 50 meters from Mercy Place Northcliffe.
Meet Lina Griffiths
As a treasured member of the Mercy Place Northcliffe community, you have a dedicated Service Manager.
My favourite thing about Mercy Place Northcliffe is our warm, family friendly atmosphere. Our small household living approach means we go above and beyond to offer person-centered care and holistic care within the home.
Moving into an aged care home can be a challenging and emotional time for you and your loved ones. We’re here to help.
There are some steps you can complete at any point — even before you’ve decided on your home — to make things easier.
There are things you can do right now – including assembling documents and completing forms – to make your move smooth and easy. Many of these things are useful even if you don’t end up moving into aged care.
Confirm the details of your finances
By confirming the details of your finances through completing certain forms and choosing your specific room, you can ensure you pay the correct costs and receive the right care from the moment you move in.
Apply for your chosen home
Arrange a meeting with a local representative of your chosen home to ensure you understand everything and receive the right help in applying for your move.
Understanding the costs
Once you’ve chosen your home, it’s natural to start thinking about the costs involved.
How much will I have to pay? What is covered? Are there flexible payment options? Find the answers to your questions and get familiar with the costs.
Ask about life at Mercy Place Northcliffe
If you have any questions about life at Mercy Place Northcliffe the process of preparing for a move, or anything else, please get in touch and let us know. We’ll find the answers and be in contact with you shortly
Last reviewed June 25, 2018.